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Sep 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
, washington, houston, new york, and los angeles. and the congestion in those areas costs commuters more than $1,000 a year, use of public transit is growing. how do we address this? >> well, you know, there was a great gallup survey this week which said something like two thirds to three quarters of americans have a great deal of faith in their local government and their mayors. at the same time, faith in congress has hit all-time lows approaching about 10% of us who have any falith in our congress. we not only need to give more power to our city. we have to tilt the balance in terms of revenue raising toward our cities. as we rethink our income tax and our tax strategy in the united states, i don't think it's just a question of how much more the federal government can tax and get us off the fiscal cliff. i think it's tilting the balance back towards the local level, which needs the tools and which needs the revenue and should be able to raise the revenue they need to drive -- the great economist at brookings said a long time ago, the appropriate place to make innovations, competitivene
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